Photographing slides

Catherine Young cjyoung at
Tue Jul 2 21:36:18 EDT 2002

Hi everybody,

Has anyone on the list ever had any experience with photographing
microscope slides of insect genitalia?  I am in the process of writing up
my thesis on the systematics of a large group of native Austalian moths and
have over a hundred species to illustrate.  So far I've tried using the
optical camera attached to a Wild stereomicroscope and also the same
microscope with a Nikon Cool Pix digital camera just taking pictures
through the eyepiece, with all sorts of combinations of lighting, depth of
field etc.  I'm finding that its very difficult to get clear focussed
images.  I'd greatly appreciate  any advice on offer

Cathy Young
University of Tasmania


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